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Why Messaging Matters

I am an anarchist. That may come as a surprise to many who have heard me criticize Arvin Vohra’s comments on our military, but yes...at the root, he and I actually have a lot in common politically. I share his goal of a world where the military is no longer necessary and thus does not exist. While my methods towards...

Racist, or Libertarian; Pick One – Why Racial Prejudice is Not Compatible With Libertarianism

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Why Racial Prejudice is Not Compatible With Libertarianism There is a frustrating trend among libertarians, to create criteria that exclude others from their own interpretation of the philosophy. One might claim it is impossible to be both pro-life and libertarian, or that someone who believes in borders is misunderstanding our platform. Thus, the phrase “you’re not a real libertarian!” has...

The Feldman Foundation Moneybomb

Friends, As many of you know, one of the main reasons I decided to run for Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee is because I feel the party needs to do a better job of identifying and supporting its candidates for political office. It is imperative that these candidates receive not only financial support, but that our party’s volunteers are...

Muh Constitution!

Gun rights are in the news again. Some kids who probably can’t even recite the Bill of Rights want to tell me how “a well regulated militia” means only the most consistently violent people in our society should have guns, and some people who probably spent the last few months making excuses why a clown in a cheap toupee...

Freedom of Speech is for Pugs Too – The Count Dankula Case

It’s happened - a person is facing jail for making a joke. The predicament Count Dankula faces, being tried and convicted of a hate crime by publishing a video of him training his dog to perform Nazi salutes, is bringing the issue of freedom of speech front and center again. Listen to this clip from UK TalkRadio’s James Whale debate...

The Gun Problem Policy Created: Analyzing America’s Recent History of Gun Violence

We’ve reached a fevered pitch on the gun control topic lately, and I think it’s fair to say it’s for good reason. The Parkland shooting has gripped the emotions of both sides of this debate and everyone who’s speaking on it is passionate. On one end you’ve got the left who is pushing for just about any kind of...

The Problem with “Someone” Doing “Something”; A Libertarian Solution to the School Shooting Epidemic

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“Someone should do something.” We hear it every time there’s a tragedy like the school shooting that occurred this past week in Florida, where at least 17 lives were taken at a high school by yet another kid with a gun. Everyone wants “someone” to do “something”. More often than not, that “something” is placing further restrictions on gun ownership,...

Legislation will not stop violence. The Parkland shooting took place in a “gun-free zone.”

The way that lawmakers, a lot of social media, and those in popular media have been responding to the recent Parkland shooting in Florida, should tell you quite a bit about what their intentions are. The hashtag #GunControlNow is trending, and it seems many are of the thought that the only way that we can honestly approach dealing with...

The Poverty Mindset

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“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” - Isaac Newton, 1675   As humans progress through time, we build off of the achievements of others. If not for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos never would have been able to grow his small online bookstore into the massive Amazon we know today, and...

Investigating an Atrocity – Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah

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You don't know what you don't know. You may think you know what happened in the holocaust, declare it a monstrous atrocity, and leave it at that. There's no need to punish oneself with a nine and a half hour documentary about the subject. However, there's a difference between being aware of the bare facts of a historical event,...

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